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Matt O'Connor via Inside AFT CT: Your November E-Newsletter November 6, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Union Member - here is your November, 2020 e-newsletter (with updates since early October): "Getting Out the Vote" for Pro-Worker Candidates * State and local leaders and activists on Election Day were on the ground helping to influence political choices that will affect all our families. Click here for photos of members engaging in the civic life of their communities and demonstrating "AFT Votes." Editor's note: results of races for AFT Connecticut-endorsed candidates as of November 4 are at our website. Click here to access the full list and additional information on our state and national unions' political programs. Urging Safety for Fragile Patients and their Dedicated Caregivers Union members in late October demonstrated outside their behavioral care facility in Mansfield to demand protection from spiking COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) cases and escalating workplace violence. Click here for photos of the informational picket nurses and mental health workers organized to raise public awareness. Demonstrating that "Nurses United Can Never be Divided" Caregivers in mid October won a strong new contract after a successful two-day strike against the network that operates their Norwich community hospital. Click here for our announcement of the victory by union members on "the frontlines of this health emergency."

Defend Quarantined Public School Employees' Financial Security * Our coalition of unions representing teachers and education personnel in mid October began mobilizing to protect against the economic side effects of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). Click here to re-Tweet the online advocacy urging action on behalf of school staff forced to quarantine. Upcoming Activities & Events November 17: Candlelight Vigil to Save Rockville Hospital November 19: PreK-12/PSRP Students with ADHD Professional Development Webinar December 1: Local Union Treasurer's Training Workshop December 7: NextGen Science Standards Webinar for K-3 Teachers December 16: Virtual Mindfulness Workshop for Educators Featured Benefit Union Plus: Prepaid Debit Card Stay Informed Click here to sign-up for e-mail updates. Click here to "like" our Facebook page. Click here to follow our Twitter feed. Click here to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Click here to subscribe to our Podbean channel. * Political info; members in good standing can change their e-mail update content preferences by sending e-mail to

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